When his cat gave birth to a kitten with two faces, a farmer in China was astounded.
According to Sohu.com, which quoted the Chongqing Morning Post, the unique kitten was born on September 17 in the Longqiao township of Fenjie County, Chongqing.
According to the report, the poor, tiny animal only survived for two days before passing away on September 19 in the afternoon.
The kitten’s owner, Mr. Liu, told the reporter that the appearance of the tiny, malformed kitten had startled and delighted him, his family, and his neighbours.
On September 18, the day after the kitten was born, Mr. Liu reported that his neighbours flocked to his house to see the amazing kitty.
One of the three kittens in the litter, it was said that the cat had four eyes, two noses, and two mouths.
It was believed that the other two kittens were in good health.
According to Mr. Liu, the kitten’s mother, a three-year-old cat, gave birth to two and five healthy kittens just last year.
The kitten most likely experienced a DNA mutation during embryonic development, according to experts.
In honour of the ancient Roman gateway god Janus, who had two faces facing to the past and the future, a two-faced cat is frequently referred to as a Janus cat.
Two-faced cats sadly don’t survive very long.
Sadly, Massachusetts-born Frankenlouie, who had previously held the Guinness World Record for being the longest living Janus cat in 2012, passed away at the age of 15 in 2014.